Level I

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Enron Scandal

Would we have to know about the Enron scandal for the exam? It popped up as a practice question on a 2010 mock exam…

CFA Topic Tests

Just wondering how close the topic tests difficulty are to the questions that would occur in the CFA level 1 exam.

Confidence intervals

Hi Guys,

I am experiencing confusion with the confidence interval formula. I don’t understand why the sample error is used rather than the population variation. At first i thought it may be because the population variance is unknown however the sample error contains the population standard deviation so the variance would easily be found and therefore known. Does anyone know the difference and why it is used.

Initially it is stated as  x+/- stddev  * variance.

sometimes as    x+/- stddev * sample error

Elasticity of Supply

Quantity before and after (respectively):

25    30

Price before and after (respectively):

15   20

Not sure why the answer would be 0.67 for elasticity of supply, rather than 0.60. Apparently, we are supposed to take the “average” of the price and quantity.

I thought the answer would be (5/25)/(5/15), which provides 0.60, but this is not the answer.    

Floating Rate Notes

Hi Guys,

I am struggling with the following concept. 

Why are floating rate notes more stable than fixed rate bonds?  

My understanding of a fixed rate bond is that the coupon rate does not change and therefore the coupon payment will be the same every time (therefore highly stable.) Surely when the rate is floating then the coupon rate will constantly be unstable. i think I have completely the wrong end of the stick. Any help would be much appreciated.


Economy question

If investors’ expected future incomes increase and the demand fot financial capital increases, other things equal 

A. the equilibrium interest rate will rise

B. the equilibrium interest rate will fall

C. these two factors wil have opposing effects on the equilibrium interest rate.

Correct answer :A

Why A is correct instead of B ? 


Reading 46 Example 13


For question 13.1 why are hedge funds, mutual funds and stock option contracts not classed as ownership in corporations?

13.3 what about CFDs and ETFs, aren’t these created by traders as well?

13.5 what about gold, why isn’t it real as well?

13.6 what about interest rate swaps to hedge interest rate risk?

CAPM assumption

Schweser claims that the CAPM assumes that all investors who take on risk hold the same risky asset portfolio. I thought the CAPM was used to analyze individual securities or portfolios not the market as a whole? Can someone clarify what this means?


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